A statute of limitations (SOL) sets a time limit for victims to pursue legal action, or civil action, in regard to a financial settlement for injuries suffered due to the neglect of another person or entity. There are very few exceptions made to allow an individual to file for damages after the statute of limitations expires. In general, the statute of limitations for accident claims in Florida can range from two to four years – but, in an auto accident case, the SOL can be as long as five years in the case of an uninsured-motorists claim. Click here for a Florida Statute of Limitations Primer.
Statute of limitations can vary depending upon the type of accident or injury claim you want to file and who you want to sue. For example, click the hyperlink if you want to sue a Florida public/government entity with sovereign immunity – as you can see, the rules can be confusing. As expert injury lawyers in Miami, the law offices of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA make it a priority to know the statutes, understand the exceptions and stay informed of any changes in the law. If you are concerned that you may be close to the expiration of your statute of limitations, it is in your best interest to seek legal counsel to determine if you should file an accident or injury claim.
Exceptions in Statute of Limitations
While some claims are very simple to understand, there are many factors that may play a role in whether an exception can be made to a set statute of limitations, including: